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CCPE maintains a customer-focused, market-driven approach to develop and deliver its programs. As a result, the programs may change often to adapt to the training and educational needs of the marketplace. CCPE offers both credit programs and professional development (non-credit), in many different subject areas. The major activity of the Academic Programs Department is to work with all colleges and academic departments within the university to develop self-support degree and certificate programs. Whether the program is academic credit-bearing or not, CCPE strives to provide the following features in every program:

  • Quality curriculum
  • Innovative and thoughtfully designed formats
  • Convenient days/times
  • Affordable fees and payment plan options
  • Fast, easy registration

In addition, CCPE provides companies, organizations, and government agencies with customized professional development programs for employees at their work site or at CSULB.

For the latest comprehensive program listings and descriptions, call the CCPE Student Service Center at 800/963-2250 or log on to:

Following is a sampling of the many types of programs offered by CCPE.

Degree Programs

Degree programs offered by CCPE are in partnership with other CSULB colleges.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Electrical or Mechanical) (at the Lancaster University Center)

Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology (Special Cohort)

Master of Arts in Dance

Master of Arts in Kinesiology, Option: Sport Management

Master of Business Administration (Saturday MBA for Working Adults)

Master of Business Administration (Accelerated)

Master of Public Administration (DL)

Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Online)

Master of Science in Emergency Services Administration (Online)

Master of Science in Geographic Information Science

Master of Science in Health Care Administration (Accelerated)

Master of Science in Supply Chain management

Master of Social Work (DL)

Professional Development Certificate Programs Offered

  • Revit Fundamentals Certificate
  • Basic Applied Forensic Science and Crime Analysis
  • EKG Technician
  • Medical Adminsitrative Assistant
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • CATIA V5
  • High Tech Crime Investigation
  • Organizational Conflict Resolution
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Human Resources Management
  • Meeting and Event Planning
  • Engineering and Architectural AutoCAD
  • Oracle 11g Database Administrator
  • Project Management
  • Beyond the Basics of Leadership Certificate
  • Physical Therapy Aide
  • Medical Insurance Billing
  • ICD-9-CM Coding
  • Paralegal Certificate
  • Advanced Paralegal Certificate
  • Legal Nurse Consultant Training
  • Employment Law
  • Legal Investigation
  • Entrepreneurship for Full or Part-Time Income
  • Certified Security Agent

Professional Designation Programs and Industry-Specific Exam Prep Programs

  • Collections Management for Costume and Textiles
  • Global Logistics Specialist
  • SHRM-CP and SHRM-SPC Learning System Test Prep.
  • Marine Terminal Operations Professional
  • Ghostwriting

Open University

Through Open University, students who are not matriculated at CSULB may take regular university classes during spring or fall semesters for academic credit on a "space available" basis with permission of the department chair and the course instructor. Open University enrollment does not constitute admission to CSULB. For more information, contact the CCPE Student Services Center at (562) 985-5561.

Winter Session, May Intersession, and Summer Sessions

These sessions are open to all matriculated CSULB students as well as non-matriculated students, and provides opportunities for students and individuals to take CSULB classes. No application or admission process is required for registration. Enrolling in any of these sessions does not constitute admission to CSULB. For more information, contact the CCPE Student Services Center at (562) 985-5561.

Continuing Education Units

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are a permanent record of attendance in professional development (non-credit) programs. CEUs can enhance ones resume and provide another opportunity to showcase a commitment to professional development. CEUs for specific professions are also available.

International Programs

The American Language Institute (ALI)

The American Language Institute brings hundreds of international students to the CSULB campus each year. It provides English as a Second Language instruction to international students, most of whom are seeking admission to CSULB or other US colleges/universities. ALI offerings include long-term and short-term programs with credit and non-credit courses. The Intensive English Program (IEP) is a non-credit program of up to 25 instructional hours per week that is offered year-round. The ALI also offers a semester-long MBA Prep Program, a 6-week Intensive Preparatory Program (PREP), an 8-week Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) training program, and many customized programs.

The Center for International Education

The Center for International Education (CIE} endeavors to foster the continued growth of a strong internationally focused educational community at CSULB. CIE is responsible for the recruitment, admission and continued advisement of degree seeking international and exchange students for the university. CIE is also responsible for the promotion and advising for all study abroad programs. In addition, CIE conducts international events, assists in faculty international development and facilitates the invitation of international scholars to campus. CIE encompasses the following divisions:
• Education Abroad
• International Admissions
• International Student and Scholar Services
• International Recruitment

International Training Programs (ITP)

The International Training Programs office addresses the growing needs of international audiences, especially from Asian countries, for academic and professional programs. Programs are customized to meet the needs of the customer and may include one day workshops, two to three week sessions, or month-long training programs. For more information, please contact Heidi Zhang, at (562) 985-4060.

The Study Abroad Program @ the Beach

Study abroad @ the Beach is a non-degree program for visiting (fee-paying) international students who would like to study abroad at California State University, Long Beach for one or two semesters. With the appropriate English proficiency level, students can take regular university courses for credit. We welcome all international high school graduates; however, most are typically second or third year university students coming for their study abroad in the U.S. This program is offered by the Center of International Education. Course registration runs through Open University at the College of Continuing and Professional Education.

Centers and Institutes

Advanced Media Production Center (AMP)

The Advanced Media Production Center is known for producing high-quality, award-winning television shows and video programs. Equipped with high-tech production and post-production facilities, AMP provides services for CCPE and its campus partners. AMP also interfaces with external clients and conducts programming and operational support for the campus educational cable TV channel known as Beach TV.

Beach TV is a nonprofit local educational cable TV channel operated 24/7 on cable systems in Long Beach, Signal Hill, and Lakewood. Many programs are produced by AMP staff and student assistants. Internally produced programming focuses on important campus issues, innovative research emanating from CSULB, prominent guest speakers, special events, and festive, engaging on-campus activities. Since 1985 when the first switch was flipped connecting Beach TV to the local cable TV companies, the channel has served as a valuable resource for delivering positive University publicity, reaching into the homes of local residents. Beach TV also maintains a YouTube channel.

The Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT)

The Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT), a major programming division of CCPE, is dedicated to delivering education programs, innovative research, and community outreach in the area of goods movement. CITT is the Long Beach home for four major research centers: METRANS Transportation Center, a U.S. Department of Transportation-designated university transportation center; the U.C. Davis-led National Center for Sustainable Transportation; MetroFreight, a Volvo Research and Education Foundations Center of Excellence in Urban Freight based at the University of Southern California; and the Federal Highway Administration’s Southwest Transportation Workforce Center (SWTWC) covering eight states—California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas

CITT’s research portfolio features policy analysis in the areas of trade and transportation, as well as workforce development. Our outreach programs include educational forums, including the nationally recognized State of the Trade and Transportation Town Hall series, research conferences such as the International Urban Freight Conference, and media-based efforts including podcasts and newspaper columns that engage the broader community in the discussion surrounding international trade and transportation. CITT’s education programs include credit and non-credit programs in integrated logistics and feature the award-winning Global Logistics Specialist (GLS) program and the Marine Terminal Operations Professional (MTOP) designation, and various customized programs and workshops.

Confucius Institute

The main purpose of Confucius Institute at CSULB is to promote, develop and offer programs in the areas of Chinese language, culture, arts and tradition. Non-credit programs will be offered to students, faculty, staff and the community. On a broader level, the Institute’s goal is also to strengthen educational cooperation between China and the United States. Its fundamental objective is to increase mutual understanding among the peoples of China and the United States of America.

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